Whatever you are going through, I'm here to help. I am Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. Most of my counseling experience has been working with teens and families. But I also worked in a Crisis Stabilization Unit and I see clients in private practice.
I know choosing to start therapy is a big decision and can feel a little scary - maybe you’re even stepping out of your comfort zone – but we’ll be a team and work on reaching your goals together. In the beginning we can get to know each other a little better and build a strong partnership. I’ll support you and encourage you but also challenge you or give you that extra push when you need it.
When I work with clients I usually use the Cognitive Behavioral approach which means I tend to focus on problem solving and bringing about positive changes in their lives by altering the way they think about things. Sometime people can get caught up in thought patterns that aren’t really helping them so changing learned thought patterns can help them change their perspective. Therapy isn’t an exact science, but more of a collaborative process, so I welcome your feedback as we move forward. Sometimes there may be exercises or activities you can do between sessions to work on strengthening your skills or even practicing new skills we discover together. We can set goals and objective and measure how you feel you are progressing in therapy. I wanted to share all of this with you because I believe it’s important that you understand a little about what therapy looks like so you know what to expect from me. I’m excited to go on this journey with you and I can’t wait to hear from you to learn all about why you came for counseling. I hope that you’ll reach out to me so we can start to work together soon.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH16353 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
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